A little bit about the Committee

The Equity and Diversity Committee exists is to create and review policies and/or guidelines so that students throughout campus are working in an environment that is both celebratory and representative of the advancement of equity and diversity within the student community.

Our committee meetings once a month are a time where committee members can voice their concerns surrounding issues caused by an individual or a group that may be acting in a discriminatory manner. We can then actively formulate an approach to work towards overcoming adversity caused by race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or physical or mental disability. We want to ensure that any individual studying at UWA and participating in the events run by the Guild, can feel confident that they are doing so in a discrimination-free environment.


The membership of the Equity & Diversity committee consists of:

  • Floretta Susilo (Women's Officer and Chair of the Equity and Diversity Committee)
  • Emma Mezger (Guild President)
  • Joey Nguyen (Ordinary Guild Councillor)
  • Alkasim Ghanim (Guild Pride Officer)
  • Avery Wright (Guild Pride Officer and Executive Officer of the Equity and Diversity Committee)
  • Abdul Rahman (Guild ISD President)
  • Lily Hayward (WASAC Chair)
  • Joseph Chan (Guild PSA President)
  • Martha J. McKinley (Ordinary Committee Member)
  • Arushi Vishwakarma (Ordinary Committee Member)

Staff members sitting on the committee are:

  • Jenny Ophel (Associate Director – HR & Student Services)
  • Tony Goodman (Managing Director)

Standing Invitees are:

  • Ridhima Vinayachandran (Ethnocultural Co-Convenor)
  • C-J Daudu (Ethnocultural Co-Convenor)
  • William Norrish (Access Co-Officer)
  • Lucinda Thai-Le Tran (Access Co-Officer)
  • Bethany Lancaster (Student Parents on Campus Representative)
2020 Equity and Diversity Committee Minutes